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Dec. 31, 1946.
Filed May 20,‘ 1943'
Patented Dec. 31_, 1946
Irving Aberbach, New York, N. Y.
Application May 20, 1943, Serial No. 487,734
1 Claim.
(01. 41—33)
This invention relates generally to feminine
beauty practices. More particularly my inven
tion is directed toward a novel and improved
process and means for providing a tinted and/or
polished appearance to ?nger nails.
One of the objects of my invention is to pro
vide an improved process and means for treating
?nger nails so they will have a tinted and/or
of the process known as decalcomania. In other
words the ?nger nail unit If) is printed on the
sheet I I by the said decalcomania process and is
adapted to be transferred from the sheet II di
rectly to a selected ?nger mail.
The said units Ill may be made in any desired
color customarily employed in nail polish liquids
or it may be colorless,
The sheet I l is ?rst coated with the base coat
by the ease with which ?nger nails may be given 10 ing I2 of the type well known in the art, after
which the ?nger nail units It] are printed there- ~.
such polished appearance, without the use of
on. Overlying the printed ?nger nail unit [0 I
liquid polish, and which at the same time may be
print a protective top layer M of varnish-like or
accomplished by the average user without the
pohshed appearance, which shall be characterized
degree of skill required in the hitherto practiced
plastic material as customarily employed and
a novel process and means for treating ?nger
results are obtained when the top and bottom
15 known to the art. However, I have discovered
method of painting ?nger nails with a brush.
that in accordance with my invention the best
Another object of my invention is to provide
layers I 4 and I2 are made coextensive with the
nails so they will have a polished and/or tinted
printed nail unit H1, so that no part of the plastic
appearance, which shall be relativelyinexpensive
to manufacture and which shall be highly efficient 20 layer will extend beyond the printed design, as
occurs in the decalcomania designs currently in
for the intended purposes.
use for ornamenting purposes.
Still other objects and advantages of my in
With my invention the user need only select a
vention will become apparent in the following
card containing the 00101‘ with which she desires
detailed description thereof.
25 to ornament her nails. With a shears a small
In the accompanying drawing,
Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a hand, illus
‘ trating the process and means of my invention
for imparting a polished appearance to the ?nger
nails thereof;
Fig. 2 is a plan View of a set of ?nger nail
treating articles constructed and arranged in
accordance with my invention;
Fig. 3 is a plan detail view of a unit cut away
area A, surrounding a nail unit H! as represented
by the dot and dash line in Fig. 2, it cut out from
the sheet II. This cut-out area appearing as in
Fig. 3 is immersed in water for a short time in
accordance with the accustomed practice of
transferring decalcomania after which, as illus
trated in Fig. 7, it is slidably transferred onto a
selected nail.
It is thus seen from the foregoing description
from the set shown in Fig, 2;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken 35 that a user may do her nails in a relatively short
time, without possessing any high degree of skill,
substantially on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;
and without the danger of having any of the
Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken
color running over to undesired portions of the
substantially on the line 5-5 of Fig. 7;
?ngers. It is also noted that with my invention,
Fig, 6 is a fragmentary plan view of a set of
?nger nail treating articles, similar to Fig. 2, but 40 when traveling, it is not necessary to carry a
bottle of liquid nail polish, which is always at
illustrating a modi?ed form of my invention; and
tended by the danger of spilling and thereby
Fig. 7 is a perspective view similar to Fig. 1,
causing damage to clothes, nor is one required
but illustrating the process of treating the ?nger
to handle a brush with the expertness of an
nails in accordance with my invention.
Referring now in detail to the drawing, I have 45 artist. It is merely necessary to carry a supply
of cards I l in an envelope or similar container.
illustrated the arrangement and process of prac
In Fig. 6, I have shown a modi?ed form of my
ticing my novel invention for treating ?nger nails
invention in which the bottom edges 20a of the
so that they will have the tinted and/or polished
appearance so much desired by members of the
female sex today.
In accordance with my invention I provide a
set consisting of at least ten ?nger nail units I0
nail units 20 are concaved to conform to the
50 shape of the white moon portions of the ?nger
nails to disclose them .to view while the remain
der of the nail is covered with color.
In accordance with the provisions of the pat
ent statutes, I have herein described the prin
shaped to correspond to the contour of the ?nger
nails and in the manufacture thereof I make use 55 ciple and practice of my invention, together with
mounted on a, sheet ll. Each unit I0 is suitably
the article and method steps which I now con
sider to represent the best embodiments thereof,
printed nail, the periphery of said coating being
substantially in register with the periphery of
but I desire to have it understood that the draw
ing shown is only illustrative and that the inven
tion can be carried out in other ways and by
said printed nail so that there will be substan
tially no overhanging portions, the inner trans
verse edge of said printed nail being concaved
other means.
to correspond to the curvature of the moon por
tion of the natural nail whereby when the said
Having thus described my invention, I claim
as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
printed nail is superimposed on the said natural
As an article of manufacture, a decalcomania
comprising a printed design of a ?nger nail, a
transparent coating protectively covering said
nail‘t'he' said natural moon portion will remain
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